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November 17, 2011 5:40:31 PM

Hey guys, new here just building a new comp for the very first time ever.

I'm just here asking to see if everything is compatible and what graphics card I should buy

Hard Drive:

Power Supply:





Graphics Cards: Not sure what to get.. right now i'm looking at these two:



any suggestions or tips or if you see any problems please tell me

Thanks for the help everyone :D 

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November 17, 2011 5:52:17 PM

Could you fill the sticky form please? to give us more information...
November 17, 2011 6:28:06 PM

michxymi said:
Could you fill the sticky form please? to give us more information...

Uh, I'm buying it off and I've got roughly around a $1000 budget.

With all the parts listed above except for the graphics card I'm at roughly $710 (bundle cost) so i have roughly $300 for my graphics card.

I'm planning to buy it on roughly black friday online unless a great deal comes online first.
I don't really have any preference when it comes to brands. As long as the comp works and runs great thats all I care about. I'm willing to overclock myself. This is mostly a gaming PC. My monitor resolution is at 1680x1050. I'm not sure if I'm getting a new monitor or not... Most likely not though

Is this what you meant by sticky form? I'm new here so I'm not really sure if thats what you meant.
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November 17, 2011 6:41:15 PM

get a 2gb 6950 twin frozr you'll be happy with it
a b U Graphics card
November 17, 2011 6:56:27 PM

What parts are bundled? That processor is way overkill for a gaming PC, get an i5-2500k and save yourself $150.

Also, do you have an operating system or do you need to buy it? If you have the operating system, consider investing the $150 in a SSD.

You should also buy an aftermarket heatsink fan for when you overclock, this one is a good choice.

At your proposed monitor resolution, the 560Ti will pretty much max out all current games, though a Radeon 6950 would be better, or a GeForce 570 better than that.

Just fyi, typically what people do is they copy the form that is stickied and post it into the thread and fill it out from there.
November 17, 2011 8:21:45 PM

thanks for the help guys
unfortunately the i7 is part of the bundle already
the only think not included is the graphics cards.
So i should get the MSI twin frozr ? the problem is which one do i get? i don't understand why the 2 are different prices. After rebate the other one is only more expensive by $10.

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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 12:41:03 PM

Take a look at the core clock speeds...typically higher is better, and with that card you should see somewhere in the ballpark of 880 MHz.

This card here is the one you probably want to get

So I assume since you said the only thing not included is the graphics card, that means that an operating system (Windows 7) is included, but since you will be overclocking you will still need an aftermarket cooler. The stock heatsink fan that comes with the intel chips is not bad and can probably get you a very mild overclock, but pretty much if you want to do a sustained, stable overclock above 4.0 GHz you will need a good aftermarket heatsink fan or water cooling solution.

December 4, 2011 11:29:55 PM

Best answer selected by bumperkisser.